THE SOUND OF MUSIC
SHOW DATES: Friday 11 December at 7.30pm, Saturday 12 December at 2pm and 7.30pm, Sunday 13 December at 6pm, at the ASB Waterfront Theatre
SYNOPSIS: The Sound of Music tells the uplifting story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.
The plot is based on the memoirs of Maria Augusta von Trapp, ‘The Story of the Trapp Family Singers’. The musical includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical theatre stage, including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen and of course the glorious title song The Sound of Music.
The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards – including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.
Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.
Music by RICHARD RODGERS Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE Suggested by “the Story of the Trapp Family Singers”
‘The Sound of Music’ is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals: http://www.rnh.com